Learn to Play Flute – A Beginner’s Course

Learn to Play Flute – A Beginner’s Course

Learn to Play Flute – A Beginner’s Course

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Learn different scales, ragas and techniques of playing the flute from an expert!

Trainer’s Name: Hemant Purushottam Patil

Description

 Welcome to Mittsure’s Learn to Play Flute – A Beginner’s Course!

The term ‘Flute’ is derived from the French word ‘flaut’ which means ‘musical’. In the Paleolithic era, transverse flutes made from animal bones were used in Europe, dating to about 43,000 to 35,000 years ago. These instruments can be regarded as the ancestors of the modern-day flute. The flute is one of the oldest musical instruments prevalent in India and is an integral component of Indian classical music. The classic Sanskrit text on music and performance arts Natya Shastra (~200 BCE to 200 CE) finds mention of the Flute in great length. The flute (Venu) finds great depiction in Indian mythology and folklore, the venu is identified with the Hindu god Krishna, who is often portrayed playing Flute.

A flute is a wind instrument made from a tube with holes that are stopped by the fingers or keys, held vertically or horizontally. The flute is a key-less transverse instrument capable of producing two and a half octaves with the help of over-blowing and cross finger placement. This art form needs some amount of practice and involves a lot of technique.

A true flautist needs to know all the secrets and nuances of the trade. Right from holding posture & blowing techniques of flute, correct and strong flute embouchure, interpret music notation and perform multiple major scales. And then there are various sounds, alankars and Raags like Bhoopali, Yaman, Bhimpalasi, Durga, Bageshree, Des, and Tilak Kamod which need to be learnt and mastered.

Sounds too complicated? But it’s straightforward. People from any age group could learn to play Flute and become an expert. Want to learn Flute? Join the Mittsure Flute course now!

Mittsure offers an online learning Flute course. Online learning is the new trend and now you can join the Mittsure family from the comfort of your home.

Join us today to set on your musical journey!

About The Course

 You don’t need any prior experience or knowledge of Flute, as this course is designed for beginners.

Please register with us today to learn the basics of playing the flute. This course will set you on the right journey to pursue a professional course later.

Mittsure’s Learn to Play Flute course is divided into 30 short sessions. Though this is an online course, the course content is available in the form of videos, and this can be accessed anytime. People might lose interest after a few minutes; hence, the length of the videos is short of making learning fun.

Not only this, but you can also register for our live classes for a peer learning experience. Ask questions and clarify your doubts in the presence of a trainer.

Our beginner’s course will teach you end-to-end basics right from opening a flute case to playing your first melodies. On this journey, you will learn theory and practical demonstrations of playing flute. Save money while playing with us as personal in-house music lessons can be extremely expensive.

Don’t get stuck just with the practical knowledge, get connected with your instrument by learning:

  • History of the flute
  • Different types of sounds a flute can produce
  • Different materials used and how they impact a flute’s sound
  • How to hold a flute properly, especially bamboo flute for the first time

So, are you ready to embark on a new journey to learn how to play the flute? Which will not only enhance your skills but also use both sides of the brain and keep you thinking nimble and quick.

To become a Flautist, visit the Mittsure Flute course available on the website.

Register now on the website and start your journey to becoming a Flautist!

About the trainer

 Playing flute has been a passion and profession for Hemant Purushottam Patil, the trainer for Mittsure’s Learn to Play Flute – A Beginner’s Course. Hemant has been closely associated with Flute and Indian Classical Music for more than 8 years. Hemant believes that the flute is a tool to express oneself, which evokes meditation and symbolizes God’s voice.

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What Will You Learn?

  • Learn basics such as holding posture, finger practice, and blowing techniques of a flute
  • Learn different sounds, scales, and musical notations
  • Learn how to play different Alankar, Raags, and contemporary songs 
  • Learn to play all major and minor notes on a flute

Requirements

  • Steady and high-speed internet connection for watching the videos
  • A working Flute

Audience

  • Individuals of the age of 8 and above
  • No prior experience is required. This course is for beginners
  • All children and adults who are interested in learning flute
  • Individuals looking to brush up their flute skills

Course Content

Introduction
This video will introduce you to the ancient musical instrument ‘Flute’. In this video you will learn the different types and sounds of flute. You will have a better understanding about the different materials used for making flute and the sound quality it produces.

Lesson 2
This video discusses the fundamental points about playing the flute. You will learn how to make sound from a flute, how to hold a flute properly, especially bamboo flute for the first time. This video is a step-by-step guide on how to play musical notes or swaras and commonly represented using the seven notes, Sa, Re, Ga, Ma, Pa, Dha and Ni.

Lesson 3
Alankar is a key music exercise that is useful for developing musical skills. In this video, learn how to play Alankar on Flute. Learn about the different  sizes of flute, finger placements and simple techniques of blocking holes.

Lesson 4
In this video you will learn how to play Alankar 1, 2 and 3 using different flutes, different scales, and speeds. This will aid you to develop that skill of playing flute using 3 parameters; Alankar, Aroh and Avroh.

Lesson 5
In this video you will learn how to play Alankar 4 and 5 in D♯ (D-sharp) Flute. You will also learn how to play flute with tabla accompaniment. This video discusses the benefits and importance of Alankar (ornaments) which adds to the beauty of music.

Lesson 6
Learn to play Alankar 6 and 7 in Trital at 120 BPM music on flute with and without tabla accompaniment. You will learn how to add musical notes in progression of each Alankar.

Lesson 7
In this video, learn to play Alankar 9 in Trital at 120 BPM music on flute with and without tabla accompaniment. This video features a play along session to practice and polish your flute playing skills. You will learn the benefits and importance of fingering exercises on flute, by using the Alankars taught in this video and previous video.

Lesson 8
Learn to play Alankar No 10 and 11 in Trital This video features a revision session on previous Alankars. This video will teach you to play Alankar 10 and 11 in Trital on flute with and without tabla Accompaniment. You will also learn tips and tricks of how to blow into the embouchure hole of a flute to produce the desired sound of music.

Lesson 9
This video features a play along session to practice and polish your flute playing skills while playing Alankar No 12 in Trital and will also introduce you to Alankar No 13 musical notes. This session is very beneficial to fine tune your flute fingerings work.

Lesson 10
In this video, learn to play Alankar 13 in Trital Taal and Alankar 14 in Roopak on flute at different speeds with and without tabla accompaniment. This video also features a practice session.

Lesson 11
This video will introduce you Jhuptaal and Ektaal popular taals used in Hindustani music, you will learn the basic musical rhythm of these taals such as how time-units divided into bars to create the Taal/ Rhythm structure. This video is a step-by-step guide on how to play flute using Alankar No 15 in Jhuptaal and Alankar No 16 in Ektaal at 136 BPM.

Lesson 12
This video is an introduction to Alankar No 17 also known as Pyramid Alankar. This video covers the bare-bones essentials of Alankar No 17 from musical notes pyramid schematics to shaping them differently to play it in three ways. Through this video you will also learn three layas of Hindustani Classical Music (Vilambit Madhya and Drut laya).

Lesson 13
This video demonstrates the five basic techniques of playing flute through raag Bhoopali or Bhupali. In this video you will learn the first two techniques of playing flute namely plain and stroke techniques.

Lesson 14
Through this video learn the five techniques of playing flute. You will acquire the skills and tricks of playing flute with Tatkari, Gamak and Meend techniques. This video will help you to add pleasant melody while playing your Flute using Gamak & Meend techniques.

Lesson 15
In this video you will learn the sounds of a Flute. Learn how to play Shuddh, Komal and Tivra Swar on a Flute, you will learn their difference as well as how to use your fingers to produce the sounds. This video tutorial also provides the music notations for all the three swaras.

Lesson 16
This video features a play along practice session to polish your skills of using Shuddh, Komal and Tivra Swar on a Flute. In this video, learn how to merge and layer Shuddh, Komal and Tivra Swar along with tips and techniques.

Lesson 17
This video is an introduction to Raag/Raga a collection or melodic framework of pitches, kind of a scale akin to a melodic mode in Indian classical music. Through this video learn how to use Raag through Bhoopali/Bhupali Aroh and Avroh in various music metre and swaras.

Lesson 18
In this video you will learn all about raag and how to play Raag Bhoopali/Bhupali. Through this video you will learn how to use pentatonic scale, 5 notes in ascending and descending scale.

Lesson 19
This video is an introduction to Raag Yamana, a heptatonic Indian classical raga. You will learn the signature phrase ‘ni-Re-Ga-/Re-Ga/ni-Re-Sa/Pa-Ma#- Ga-Re/ni-Re-Sa' in detail.

Lesson 20
You will learn the bare bone essentials of Yaman raag from scale and variations of swars. You will learn the vocals of Yaman raag and learn to play it on Flute along with tabla and veena/ vina accompaniment. The tutorial features musical notations for better comprehension.

Lesson 21
This video is an introduction to Bhimpalasi/Bheempalasi raag. You will acquire the knowledge of Pakad, Thaat, Vadi, Arohana and Avarohana of this Hindustani classical raga. You will learn how to play Pakad, Arohana and Avarohana of Bhimpalasi/Bheempalasi raag on a flute. This tutorial features a scale practice session.

Lesson 22
This video is a step-by-step guide on how to expand Bhimpalasi/Bheempalasi raag freely in all the three Octaves. You will learn the vocals of Bhimpalasi raag and learn to play it on Flute along with tabla and veena/ vina accompaniment. The video features musical notations for better comprehension.

Lesson 23
This video will introduce you to the popular nocturnal melody Durga raag. Through this video you learn raag Durga's pakad, aaroh and avaroh (ascending & descending scales) and then learn all about the swaras and notes used to collate this raag.

Lesson 24
This video tutorial features a raag Durga scale practice session using Tatkari, Gamak and Meend techniques. You will learn to play raag Durga ‘Gat’ with music notation.

Lesson 25
This video will introduce you to a raag which is said to be first sung by Miyan Tansen in the 16th century. Through this video you learn raag Bageshree's pakad, aaroh and avaroh (consists of 5 notes in aaroh and 7 notes in avaroh) is a Hindustani classical raga.

Lesson 26
In this video tutorial you will learn bare bone essentials of Bageshree raag from scale and variations of swars. You will learn the vocals of Bageshree raag and learn to play it on Flute along with tabla and veena/ vina accompaniment. You will learn to play raag Bageshree ‘Gat’ in Trital along with music notation.

Lesson 27
This video is an introduction to Des raag. You will acquire the knowledge of Aaroh-Avroh, Pakad, Swaras, Vadi/Samvadi and Jati of this Hindustani classical raga. You will learn how to play Pakad, Aarohana and Avarohana of Des raag on a flute along with variations.

Lesson 28
In this video you will learn Des raag by listening to various note patterns used in the raag and by practicing Alankar patterns. Learn the vocals of Des raag and learn to play it on Flute along with tabla and veena/ vina accompaniment.

Lesson 29
This video will introduce you to raag Tilak Kamod a melodious raag which is particularly sung in the rainy season. Through this video you learn raag Tilak Kamod’s pakad, aaroh and avaroh (consists of 6 notes in aaroh and 7 notes in avaroh).

Lesson 30
Since Tilak Kamod raag is very close to ragas like Des, it requires a skilful rendition for the differences to be distinct to the hearer. Through this video you will learn this skill by listening to the various note patterns used in raag Tilak Kamod and by practicing alankar patterns. You will learn the vocals of Tilak Kamod raag and learn to play it on Flute along with tabla and veena/ vina accompaniment.

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  • Price
    699.00
  • Course Level Beginner
  • 4 hours
  • 114
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